clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

‘Top Chef’ Alum Bryan Voltaggio Has Closed His Last D.C. Restaurant

Gourmet sandwich shop Lunchbox lasted four years

An Eater tipster found Bryan Voltaggio’s D.C. sandwich shop locked up tight during regular business hours.
Eater tipster

Top Chef alum Bryan Voltaggio has shut down sandwich shop, Lunchbox, for the second — and what sounds like — the final time.

“We closed Lunchbox today after four years in Chevy Chase Pavilion,” the restaurateur confirmed in an email. “We want to thank our dedicated staff as well as our customers for their support.” A tipster who stopped by the gourmet sandwich shop on May 24 found it locked up and dark during regular business hours.

Range, the fine dining restaurant Voltaggio installed on the top floor of the same mall, closed in early April. The original Lunchbox lasted about two years in Frederick. Maryland; Voltaggio resurrected it at Chevy Chase Pavilion in mid-2014.

With Lunchbox officially gone, Voltaggio’s family of local restaurants is down to: flagship Volt; Family Meal in Frederick; and Aggio in Ashburn, Virginia. He’s also partnered with his celebrity chef brother, Michael Voltaggio, on Voltaggio Brothers Steak House at the MGM Casino complex by National Harbor, and Strfsh, a fish sandwich shop the duo opened last fall in Southern California.

“We look forward to bringing new concepts to DC in the near future,” Bryan Voltaggio said via email.


5335 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, DC 20015 301-360-0580

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater DC newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world